San Diego's Best In Organic Produce
& Customer Service

Everyone can shop, Anyone can join!

Ocean Beach People's Organic Food Market is a member-owned vegetarian food co-op that has been serving the community since 1972. Originally a worker's collective, the cooperative has grown to include 6,000 feet of retail space and more than 13,500 member/owners. The Co-op offers an extensive selection of organic produce, grocery, dairy, and bulk foods and herbs, as well as vitamins and homeopathics, cruelty-free bodycare, and aromatherapy products. Enjoy a full service award winning deli featuring a delicious selection of home-style vegetarian and vegan entrees, salads, sandwiches, freshly prepared baked goods, desserts, and more! At People's, San Diego's only customer-owned grocery store, we specialize in products that are organic, wholesome, minimally processed, vegetarian and environmentally safe.

May News

Next Board Meeting
Monday, May 18 at 6 p.m.

  • Outreach & Education Committee
    Chair, Andi Briceno
    Meeting: May 11, 5:30 p.m.
  • Planning Committee
    Chair, Stephanie Mood
    Meeting: May 11, 6:30 p.m.
  • Finance Committee
    Chair, Chet Nelson
    Meeting: May 11, 7 p.m.

Meetings are held in the Co-op's Community Room.

People's Co-op Owner Appreciation Days
Thursday, May 7, 10% off purchases*
Seniors with an active People's ownership
receive an extra Owner Appreciation Day, Tuesday, May 5
* excludes no further discount items

Attention Shoppers . . .
Owner Appreciation Day Changes: New Electronic Coupon!
Beginning in June, People's will provide a new system which will allow current Co-op owners to choose when to use their owner appreciation discount through an "electronically-attached discount coupon."

The discount coupon will be available at any cash register. The discount coupon can be applied by the account owner for one shopping trip during the first Owner Appreciation Week, scheduled for June 15 – 21, 2015. Subsequent Owner Appreciation discount weeks will be posted throughout the Co-op and in the Co-op's newsletter.

Please note that household purchasing is eligible for the discount, however the discount coupon may only be used for one shopping trip per owner number. Shoppers renewing or joining during an Owner Appreciation Week will also be eligible to use the discount.

Make Mom a Mother's Day Card
Saturday, May 2, 12 – 2 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
We've got all the art supplies you'll need to make your Mom a card on her very special day! Hosted by People's - all ages welcome and encouraged to attend. Free of charge.

"Food for Change"
Friday, May 8, 7 p.m.
People's Co-op Community Room
Hosted by People's, tonight's movie "Food for Change" is a feature-length documentary film focusing on food co-ops as a force for dynamic social and economic change in American culture. The movie tells the story of the cooperative movement in the U.S. through interviews, rare archival footage, and commentary by the filmmaker and social historians. This is the first film to examine the important historical role played by food co-ops, their pioneering quest for organic foods, and their current efforts to create regional food systems. Additionally, the film shows how the co-op movement strengthens communities where they are located, enhancing local economies and food security. The goal is to educate a wide national audience about the principles of cooperation with a focus on food. Light refreshments will be served. Free of charge.

People's Spring Arts & Crafts Fair
Saturday, May 9, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
People's Food Co-op
Find a unique gift for Mom at the Co-op's Spring Arts & Crafts Fair. Co-op owners will showcase and sell their one-of-a-kind handmade wares. Items include a unique selection of jewelry, pottery, scarves and bags, trinkets, magnets, soaps, candles, stained glass and much more. All booths will be in front of the market.



We accept
Beacon Award